Svetlana Kuznetsova Hacks Off Pony Tail Mid Match!
Tennis star Svetlana Kuznetsova has stunned crowds in Singapore after she hacked off her own hair with a pair of scissors mid match. The former world number two fought off exhaustion and was close to throwing in the towel when she summoned some super human strength to beat out defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5, 1-6, 7-5 at the WTA Finals.
During the deciding third set the Russian’s pony tail seemed to be playing on her mind, so she asked the umpire for a large pair of scissors and performed an impromptu haircut... as you do...
“It was bothering me a lot. I was trying to put it behind my headband, but my hair is very thick and heavy,” Kuznetsova explained.
“When I was hitting the forehands every time I would hit a good shot ... it would hit my eye every time and I had struggle.
“I thought, ‘OK, what’s more important now? My hair, which I can let grow, or the match? I thought, ‘okay, I’ve got to go for it right now’, and that’s it.”
Radwanska told reporters she didn’t even realise her opponent had cut her hair during the hard fought match.
“Good thing she didn’t cut her anything else. I think hair is not very important,” she said.
What a legend!